X Factor Mix Off Kaleidoscope Shader
Role: Shader developer
In 2014, MPC London was invited to create an online platform for X Factor Mix Off, where participants registered in the contest by submitting lip sync videos. Contestants then had to select filters to stylize their recording before publishing it online.
I was tasked with the recreation a kaleidoscope effect in GLSL since the existing After Effects template exceed our render time requirements by more than 100x. In production, we used the cloud-based Stupeflix service to process videos with our shader.
Surprisingly, once the ray-traced kaleidoscope approach was solved, handling varying video aspect ratios quickly became the most challenging aspect of the project.
An online demonstration of the technique I utilized can be found here: https://www.shadertoy.com/view/ltl3WN